21 Things Locals Want you to Know Before Visiting Australia

I asked some locals what they wanted tourist to know before visiting their country!

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Daniela says:

1.“Australians are a bit like the British. They are definitely more aloof than southerners, and if you start a random conversation with a stranger they will find it odd. Once they realise you aren’t about to ask them for money or trying to pick them up they’ll likely be fine though.”

2.“Any suggestion that the Australian Government swooped in like tyrants and disarmed the unfortunate Australian population will usually not go down well. Apart from a grumpy minority, most Australians are very in favour of gun control and supported the Howard government in changing the gun laws following the Port Arthur Massacre. If a potential Prime Minister promised to reverse those changes they would be very unlikely to be elected.”

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17 Things Locals want you to Know Before Visiting Finland

I asked some locals what they wanted tourist to know before visiting their country!

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Susanna says:

1.”Finns are pretty aware of their own space, most of us feel weird if some stranger says hello to you or like even starts talking to you for no reason.”

2.”Finns love to drink that’s kinda our thing lol. It’s our culture it makes us to socialize because we are known to be as the quiet people.

3.”But I don’t think that there’s any “rules” that if you do it it’s offensive. Sure if you give someone “the finger” that’s not good

4.Also our winters  are not as it was anymore. It’s cooler even it gets to minus degrees and we get much less snow nowadays.”

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Do you Wonder if People Still Pen Pal or how to get Started?

So you want to learn how to find a pen pal?

Let me start by saying I have been pen palling since 2010, and I am going to take you through the steps on how to get started. I started writing after I graduated high school if that tells you anything. Some people have the idea that pen palling is for kids in middle school, but I assure you, it is not!

There is a whole pen pal world out there from the ages 5+! Even elderly people pen pal! There are some people in their 40’s that have just started writing. You can write at any age. There is nothing stopping you! You can write to make a new friend, you can write to learn about different cultures, or you can even write just so each of you can swap gifts from each other’s country.

I am going to refer  you back to a link, on how pen palling has to do with traveling→Old post. You don’t have to read this, but it may give you a little insight.

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